i'm going to be getting a tattoo that says "audentes fortuna iuvat"
i was thinking of getting it on the inside of my arm, right underneath where the elbow bends.
..should I try to fit it all on one line? or split it up into 3 separate lines?
ALSO, should I get it so that the words are upright for me, and upside down when other people look at it?
or if you have any other placement ideas, that would be great!
i know this is ultimately my choice, but I'm just looking for some outsiders opinions!
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The ignorance from the other guys. Just.. wow!
Listen, it's your body. You do what will make you happy. But I cannot stress enough how much time you should take when considering what tattoo to get one. Or if you should get a tattoo at all. You may want to get one because you're feeling rebellious. Or you want to feel risky and live life on the edge.
I know you know this but I'm stressing it again because I know a lot of people who wanted a tattoo and later regretted it. I was hesitant myself at first when I wanted to get my first tattoo at 18. I"m glad I got it done and haven't regretted getting it, or any of my tattoos, done.
I will say this, I think your first tattoo should be small and something that can be covered. Some employers will not allow visible tattoos. I got lucky and found some good jobs that allowed it. A few others did not. Even when I could cover it up with a long sleeve shirt, it was very uncomfortable wearing a long sleeve shirt during the summer.
If you like your first tattoo and don't have any second thoughts after a while, then take the next step and get on that is more visible, like where you mentioned in your post. I honestly don't think words look that great on lower arms but that just depends on what kind it is (font, saying, special effects, etc.). If you do get one that is what you want, I'd split it up, but again, depends what the words are and all. I think the words facing the other person is the best way to go, unless you want to get one that you can look at as a way to remind you of something or give you hope.
I suggest you go talk to a professional artist and get their opinion. They'll be frank with you. I know it's intimidating but if you can't get their opinion or face them when you go for a consultation, the actual getting of the tattoo will be very nervewrecking for you and the artist will feel hesitant about doing it. Good luck.0